Plano Dental Sealants
Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children with poor brushing habits may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. Dental sealants protect molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, a dental sealant is a protective coating that is applied to teeth.
We will identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. The entire procedure is fast, easy, and comfortable. It takes about ten to forty-five minutes, depending on the number of teeth to seal.
Sealants can last up to ten years. Most insurance companies only cover sealant procedures at a minimal level, but this technique is gradually becoming recognized as a preventive measure that helps reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments.